Please note: this event takes place at our temporary 2019 home, Newington Green Primary School. Find out more about the move here.
Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.
Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.
The theme of this week's Gathering will be “Power and Corruption: What Would You Do With £20 Billion?”. Lord Acton famously asserted that “power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority.”
Lord Acton was not the first to say as much. It has been a common belief.
Today, we look at those in political power and often see abuses. Is it the power that makes people (of all genders) corrupt and bad or does it simply amplify our worse tendencies?
You probably feel you could be powerful and good. Where does the corruption come in?